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Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century in the Lori Province of Armenia.
The name Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery. The two villages and their monasteries are similar in many ways, and lie in plain view of each other on a dissected plateau formation, separated by a deep "crack" formed by a small river flowing into the Debed river. The complex belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church with numerous khachkars and bishop gravesites scattered throughout it.
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Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century in the Lori Province of Armenia.<br />
The name Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery. The two villages and their monasteries are similar in many ways, and lie in plain view of each other on a dissected plateau formation, separated by a deep "crack" formed by a small river flowing into the Debed river. The complex belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church with numerous khachkars  and bishop gravesites scattered throughout it.